Possible GPL violation by Acronis Inc.
Anton Hofmann <t-one <at> weltfremd.at>
2009-11-25 13:56:39 GMT
some days ago i found a imaging backup solution from Acronis Inc. (www.acronis.com) which includes a
special rescue system to boot from a CD, Acronis TrueImage (Home/Netbook/Workstation...what ever..).
I've never used that rescue system until 6 weeks ago.
The Rescue System uses busybox v1.13.4 (as given in the console) with dhclient, samba-client and
some other stuff...
I checked the supplied documentation and the wrapping of that product but i cant find any hints
regarding the GPL/LGPL so i've examined there homepage and i found this licensing part:
Acronis has the following GPL/LGPL sources used in our products:
* Linux software (used on the rescue media); the GPL license.
* Fox (a graphical library, used in all our products); the LGPL license.
* "Mouse" driver (a DOS driver used by Acronis OS Selector); the GPL license.
* UPX (The Ultimate Packer for eXecutables); the UPX License Agreement.
If you want to receive the appropriate source code for the software listed above, please submit a
request to Acronis Technical Support.
This licensing info is also pretty good hidden, i just found it via the search term GPL in the